Strategies to Reduce Intraluminal Clot Formation in Endoscopically Harvested Saphenous Veins. J Thoracic Cardiovasc Surg. 2007; 134:1259-1265. Brown, E. et al.
In this 40-patient study, intraluminal saphenous vein clot formation was compared between endoscopic vein harvesting systems. Results indicate that systemic heparanization and an open system can lessen this complication.